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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The Latest

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OVERVIEW:

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. The City of Boston and BPHC have extended the public health emergency declaration until further notice

Boston's Latest Numbers (As of November 27, 2020): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 26,627 confirmed cases 

  • 21,380 recovered

  • 908 deaths


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

1,019

3.8%

Black/African-American

6,337

23.8%

Latinx/Hispanic

7,639

28.7%

Other

1,813

6.8%

White

6,489

24.4%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

23,297

87.5% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

26,627

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

59

7%

Black/African-American

313

34%

Latinx/Hispanic

102

11%

Other

27

3%

White

407

45%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

908

100.0% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Deaths in Boston

908

 


Although complete data on race and ethnicity among COVID-19 positive cases in Boston residents has not been reported to the City of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is actively working to collect available data for public release.

NOTE: Information on race and ethnicity data is collected and reported by multiple entities and may or may not reflect self-reporting by the individual case. A classification of "missing" indicates that no reporter knew the race and ethnicity of the individual, the individual refused to provide the information, or that the originating reporting system does not capture the information. "Other" indicates multiple races or another race that is not listed above.

Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Core Metrics - 11/27/2020

These are the core metrics critical to inform response leadership. BPHC and the City of Boston use this data to monitor the progress of the City's response, to guide decision making and to shape our response moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Neighborhood Testing Data - Cumulative Positivity

This calculation counts each individual person one time (their first negative, their first positive), regardless of the number of times an individual is tested. (As of Monday, November 23, 2020).

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

CURRENT WEEK % POSITIVE

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

24,934

14.0%

12.3%​

53,133.6

Mattapan - 02126

10,555

​11.4%

9.8%

35,669.6

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

31,702

11.4%

11.4%

39,196.3

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

29,674

11.3%

11.9%​

46,165.8

Hyde Park - 02136

15,506

​11.2%

12.8%

45,308.7

Roslindale - 02131

14,948

8.8%

9.8%

44,262.8

Roxbury - 02119, 02120 

28,830

6.9%

7.8%​

66,849.1

West Roxbury - 02132

11,850

6.2%

8.0%

41,597.9

South End - 02111, 02118 

25,233

5.7%

4.4%

70,570.0

South Boston - 02127, 02210 

22,629

5.7%

5.2%​

56,439.9

Jamaica Plain - 02130

24,163

5.1%

3.1%

59,843.5

C​harlestown - 02129 

9,395

4.3%​

3.6%

48,392.9

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

41,292

4.3%​

2.5%

62,014.0

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113​

32,056

3.4%​

2.8%

57,527.4

Fenway - 02115, 02215

55,305

1.5%​

1.0%

101,056.2

Boston

​ 401,520

6.5%

5.0%

59,098.1

*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)

Neighborhood Testing Data - Current Community Positivity

This calculation counts each individual person one time within 7 days to better assess the current level of COVID-19 infection in the City and neighborhoods. (November 10-16 vs. November 17-23).

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

% POSITIVE

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

2,438

6.7%​

3,793.0

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

2,655

6.0%

3,282.6

East Boston - 02128

2,367

6.0%

5,044.0

Hyde Park - 02136 

1,261

5.9%​

3,684.7

Roslindale - 02131

1,492

4.9%

4,332.1

Mattapan - 02126 

915

4.8%

3,088.8

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

1,508

4.6%​

3,496.6

West Roxbury - 02132

1,360

3.9%

4,774.1

South Boston - 02127, 02210 

3,689

2.7%

9,200.9

South End - 02111, 02118

2,414

2.4%​

6,751.3

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

3,524

1.9%

5,292.5

Fenway - 02115, 022151

1,702

1.9%

3,100.0

Charlestown - 02129

1,342

1.7%

6,912.5

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113

4,229

1.3%

7,589.3

Jamaica Plain - 02130

2,391

1.3%

5,921.7

Boston

34,020

3.4%

5,007.3

*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)


Click here for the BPHC 11-19-2020 Weekly COVID-19 Report

Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 412 (Updated weekly: 11/23/2020)

ABOUT OUR RESPONSE:

Since January, BPHC and Boston EMS have taken extensive steps to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19.

BPHC is engaging in daily communications with the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), City of Boston departments and other community partners to make sure we have the latest information on guidance, best practices and recommendations. BPHC will provide updated information on this website and on our social media channels as it becomes available.

We are confident the City of Boston continues to be ready for a safe and effective response as the situation develops.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19?

Visit the BPHC Main COVID-19 Page

Call 311 or 211

Call the Mayor's Healthline: 

617-534-5050 or Toll-Free: 1-800-847-0710

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website on COVID-19

Massachusetts Department of Public Health website on COVID-19


Media Contact: 

Caitlin McLaughlin 

cmclaughlin@bphc.org 

(857-393-0002)

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